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New electoral maps take effect

New electoral maps take effect

Following the 2020 Census, the Texas Legislature completed the important task of redrawing the electoral maps to be used over the next decade. Three new laws are set to take effect Jan. 18 following their approval during the 87th Legislature. House Bill 1, which sets...

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2021 Year in Review

2021 Year in Review

Pandemic, winter storm dominate; events bring visitors to city There’s no doubt 2021 was a year highlighted by partisan politics and the ongoing pandemic. Just six days into January, activist supporters, including a Wylie man, stormed the Capitol killing one police...

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Registration opening soon for Citizens Police Academy

Registration opening soon for Citizens Police Academy

Farmersville Police Chief Mike Sullivan is putting out a call to interested residents of the city he has sworn to protect and serve to join him in obtaining a little better understanding of what goes into the often-complicated task of police work. The COVID-19...

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Local outreach programs reap holiday rewards

Local outreach programs reap holiday rewards

The generous spirit of giving is alive and well in Farmersville, according to residents who took part in the city’s holiday celebration. “The Farmersville Outreach Alliance Angel Tree program for 2021 was a success by any measure,” said Judy Brandon, who runs the...

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Best of balloting now open

Best of balloting now open

Shop local. Eat local. Drink local. Now cast your ballot and Vote local. Voting for the annual Best of Farmersville contest is now open and will continue through the end of the month. Whether you’ve lived in the Farmersville area one year or 10 years, we know you’ve...

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Garland police investigating homicide

Garland police investigating homicide

Garland Police identified the gunman who killed three juveniles and wounded another at a Garland gas station the evening of Sunday, Dec. 26. Police believe the gunman, identified as Abel Elias Acosta, 14, is armed, dangerous and evading arrest. According to Lt. Pedro...

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Monoclonal antibody treatment exhausted

Monoclonal antibody treatment exhausted

The state health department announced it has run out of a key treatment to fight the omicron COVID-19 variant, which makes up about 90% of cases in Texas. On Monday, Dec. 27, the Texas Department of State Health Services announced its regional infusion centers in...

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Farmers defeat North Hopkins

Farmers defeat North Hopkins

Farmersville won their final game before the holiday break against North Hopkins 52-47. They lead by one-point at the end of the first quarter and 24-20 by halftime. Logan Lane scored nine points in the first half, while Kael Matthews and Tre Brewer both scored six...

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Farmers soccer ready for new start

Farmers soccer ready for new start

An experienced roster and an eager, first-time head coach may be the winning combination for the boys soccer team’s fourth season. Coach Wade McCroan says he is excited for the opportunity to lead a team. “Being the coach of the soccer team has been a pretty cool...

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